HERITAGE CALEDON https://www.caledon.ca/en/townhall/committeeheritage.asp Heritage Caledon is a statutory committee, established under the Heritage Act, comprising of nine (9) residents and one (1) Councillor, who, with the assistance of Town staff, act as volunteers to provide assistance and advice to Council on matters relating to designation under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. O. 18, and, have a direct or indirect impact on cultural heritage resources within the Town of Caledon.
Heritage Caledon promotes heritage awareness, stewardship and conservation and is dedicated to the conservation of Caledon’s cultural and built heritage.
Heritage Caledon has preserved the history of Caledon by describing the makeup of our cultural heritage:
To be designated a Cultural Heritage Landscape the area of interest must not have been altered or modified by humans; it must connect with major historic themes that have shaped the area, and it must have historic significance.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives serves the entire Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga), a growing municipality with a population of over 1.3 million individuals from diverse backgrounds. PAMA also partners with community-based cultural, social services, health, arts and heritage organizations.
Many of PAMA’s historical buildings are protected by the Ontario Heritage Act, including the Registry Office, built in 1890, and the Peel County Courthouse and Jail, both opened in 1867.
The Wm. Perkins Bull fonds is one of the best sources of local history in the entire collection, and contains a great deal of material on Caledon and its former townships and hamlets. The above link is to a listing of his research files on area families (many of whom would have lived in the current Caledon area)
Bull touches on a wide range of topics, including Indigenous peoples, early settlements, family history, military history, religious organizations, industry, agriculture, transportation and communication, etc. His focus was Peel, including the Caledon area.
Wm. Perkins Bull fonds:http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/peelfamilyhistories_bullcollection.asp
The Wm. Perkins Bull fonds is one of the best sources of local history in the entire collection, and contains a great deal of material on Caledon and its former townships and hamlets. The above link is to a listing of his research files on area families (many of whom would have lived in the current Caledon area).
The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site that stands as the oldest remaining rural House of Industry and Refuge in Canada.
Built in 1877 as place for the poor, homeless, and destitute people of Wellington County, it operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947. It then served as the Wellington County Home for the Aged until 1971. It is now home to the Wellington County Museum and Archives.